Hearing Is Believing – The Ultimate Small Mixing & Mastering Room

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Hearing Is Believing – The Ultimate Small Mixing & Mastering Room
This video lets you hear RealTraps’ amazing new modular treatment solution as if you were right there in the room. If you have the desire – and budget – for the very highest quality, this is the treatment solution for you. It’s also ideal for regular 2-channel hi-fi listening. Presented by RealTraps partner Doug Ferrara, graphs show the huge improvement in frequency response and decay times at all frequencies. You’ll also hear music as recorded from both the front and rear of the room.

If you have technical questions about this video that require a reply, please do not post them here as comments. YouTube is not a good venue for a technical exchange. Please post your questions in whatever audio forum you know me from, or post in my Audio Expert forum:

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40 thoughts on “Hearing Is Believing – The Ultimate Small Mixing & Mastering Room”

  1. YouTube comments are not a good way to discuss acoustics. Do me a favor,
    please post in my Audio Expert forum linked above in this video’s
    description, and I’ll be glad to answer there.

  2. I think the diffusers and absorbers examples are far more meaningful than
    the no treatment examples are. The none treated room seems to have nothing
    at all in it such as furniture, carpet, and other items that occupies
    typical bedroom space- therefore naturally minimizing some reverberation
    and other issues. Of course an entirely empty room would sound particularly
    horrible and be unusable. Good video though! 

  3. That’s a cut off the CD titled Tension Realm produced by my friend Ed
    Dzubak. This CD is “stock library music” sold to TV stations etc, so it may
    not be available commercially. Youtube doesn’t allow links in comments, but
    you can figure it out from this: shazam dot com/music/web/album?id=20010206

  4. Thanks again, Ethan. Since treating my room I’ve enjoyed hundreds of hours
    of improved acoustics in my living room. I’ve yet to add diffusion but it
    sure does sound to give that finishing “professional room” touch. The “back
    of the room” examples without diffusion sound very similar to my own room. 

  5. Yes, this particular setup is expensive, mostly because there are so many
    diffusers. But you don’t need all this to make a meaningful improvement!
    Even four bass traps plus two reflection absorbers at the side walls will
    make a very large improvement in a room this size.

  6. That’s called Lonesome Road, by Dean Elliott, from an album called Zounds
    What Sounds released in the 1960s.

  7. Don’t usually have speakers a little further out from the wall behind them?
    That’s what a lot of other books and sites have discussed. Obviously,
    depending on whether the speaker is a panel/dipole or single pole drivers
    will make a difference.

  8. Ironically, the audio of this presentation is out of sync with the video
    (Sound tone and timbre aside, this is distracting)

  9. Thanks Ethan. If I lived in the states I’d be a customer. But thank you for
    all the effort in helping others. Much appreciated.

  10. I must have listen to this clip a dozen times through my speakers with an
    inferior stereo setup and never really noticed the HUGE difference with
    the song at 7:00 until I corrected it by sitting at the exact same distance
    of my front left and front right speakers (forming an equilateral
    triangle). If you’re stereo setup is right, you’ll distinctly hear that
    weird sound at 7:08 start at the right side then pan to slightly off center
    left and then go back to the right side. I just thought that was really
    cool since you can’t really hear that before the room was treated.

  11. hi first of all thank you for sharing some usefull informations. secondly i
    would like to ask you about my hoom studio i have a pair of 8′ studio
    monitor in a 500×260 cm room. do you think that i have to switch to a 6′ or
    5′ speakers or i have to do same acoustic treatments to my room like bass
    traps. note that my speakers are far by 1.5 foot from the side walls.

  12. Although I appreciate the video, I’m still an advocate for minimal sound
    treatment in a *listening environment*. In a *recording environment*, yes,
    but for listening, it’s unnatural. No one, no one in life experiences sound
    in this manner! I’ve yet to go to a concert where the room is fully
    treated. When I speak, I don’t speak with a collection of sound diffusers
    around my mouth.

  13. How did you get that information from room acoustics, did you use any kind
    of TEF analyzer or you used zoomH2 portable recorder to get that
    information because I don’t know how to get it? If I do it from my zoomH2
    can I just connect it directly without the SD card to the computer?

  14. Another great product idea, been checking out a lot of products like this,
    best Garry King, Drummer, Producer (Jeff Beck, Joe Lynn Turner)

  15. Hello sir, I appreciate your work and efforts. Very admirable.
    I thought I’d ask you a question regarding those speaker stands shown in
    this video. I own the same ones, with yamaha hs80m’s, which are pretty
    powerful and cause the stands to vibrate. Not noticeably on the ear, just
    by touching the stands. My question is, should I get much more solid and
    rigid stands, or could I solve this vibration issue by simply getting great
    quality isolation pads?

  16. I was thinking of making some panels with wood on the sides and inside
    filled with wool/sponge or something similar and covered with some fabric
    material. Place these panels everywhere and then over them in certain spots
    place some tiny panels and make some shapes so that I can reduce the reverb
    of the mid&high freq. Would that work?

  17. Excellent work on this video. You got skills. Let me know when you upload
    new vids, maybe we can help somehow.

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